May 16, 2023-Disney or Bust!

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I woke up at 7:30 this morning, and Robby was already sound asleep. He had been up before 7 to secure us tickets to ride Tron again today. I went back to sleep and not too much later, he woke me up to tell me that he was going to pick up the tire.

I must have quickly gone back to sleep because I woke up to someone knocking on the back of the camper. I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to do-so I did cautiously open the door and look out. Robby had left his wallet and camper keys and had come back. He had been trying to call me, but I guess my phone was on silent or I just didn't hear it.

Before he returned, Cambpell and I did get up and went outside. I had my breakfast and read some, and then we drove and got some drinks at the pool. Before too long, Robby was back, and we took Campbell, Keaton, and Whitman to the pool. They swam for a good bit before we headed back to the camper for lunches.

After eating lunches, we rode the boat to Magic Kingdom around 2 to get in line for Tron. Yesterday, we had to wait in the sun for about 30 minutes, and it was hot. Thankfully, today the line was a little bit shorter so our sun wait time was less than 5 minutes. 

I think everyone enjoys the ride, though Guardians is still the favorite. I do not enjoy the ride at all-well, I don't enjoy the first 10 seconds of the ride. It takes off and goes 60 miles per hour-probably for about 3 seconds or even less, but it is those 3 seconds that I think that I might just die. Maybe I am just getting old, but sitting on the bench holding shopping bags doesn't seem so bad anymore.

When we finished Tron, Campbell and Keaton rode the Speedway again while the rest of us went to eat the Orange Dolewhip. I am not really sure what the name for that is, but is was super good. We met the girls at the boat and rode back to the campground. It is pretty amazing how hot it can be, but on that water it is incredibly pleasant.

We were back at the camper for about an hour today before we left for Animal Kingdom. That park is the least favorite of my kids. However, there are still some fun rides there. We arrived about an hour before they closed so we were able to ride Dinosaur, Everest, and Avatar all within an hour. The one thing about Animal Kingdom is that there just seems to be a lot of walking-or the rides we do (Dinosaur, Everest, and Avatar) are incredibly spread out.

Once we were back in the car, we came back to the campground to start on suppers. Campbell and Keaton had potato soup while all the other kids had air fryer pizzas. I had a salad, and Robby had leftover hot dogs. 

Graham, Campbell, and Keaton rode their bikes some around the campground. Robby, Reagan, Bentley, and I drove went to the pool to get some drinks. And right now everyone is laying in their beds. The last few nights have been eventful-last night, Whitman was hiding from Reagan under Anderson's bed. We didn't know this, but soon we all heard the carbon monoxide detector going off. Anderson was quick  to point out that maybe Whitman had bumped it, but really that didn't make me feel much better. Robby reset it, and quickly looked up that it would be completely reset in 6 minutes. After those 6 minutes were up, and it didn't beep again we did feel better. Whitman will never get under that table again because I am sure that scared the mess out of him.

The night before, we were sleeping soundly and it sounded like my computer, book and phone all fell off of the bed. Whatever it was woke Robby and I both up. We quickly decided that Bentley must have been the one to fall, Robby found her panting in Graham's bed, and she was pretty reluctant to come back to her spot on our bed. I tried to give her a little more space last night so she wouldn't fall, but after the carbon monoxide alarm I forgot about it!

Here's to a night with no one knocking on the window trying to wake me up, no carbon monoxide detectors going off, and no dogs falling off of the bed.

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